Schwartzel cruises in Thailand

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 08, 2012

DOHA, QATAR - JANUARY 28: Charl Schwartzel of South Africa on the 18th tee during the first round of The Commercialbank Qatar Masters at The Doha Golf Club on January 28, 2010 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Charl Schwartzel shot his third 7-under 65 of the tournament Sunday to wrap up a dominating victory at the Thailand Golf Championship, extending his already commanding lead to win by 11 shots. Schwartzel led from the first round and never slowed down, finishing with a 25-under total of 263 at the Amata Spring Country Club for the South African's first victory since last year's Masters. This year's Masters winner Bubba Watson also shot a 65 to finish in a tie for distant second with Thai golfer Thitiphun Chuayprakong, who finished with a 70. Sergio Garcia of Spain (70) was fourth in the Asian Tour event, 12 shots back. Defending champion Lee Westwood finished with a 70 for a share of 11th place, 16 shots back.
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